Britain’s “Poor Law” of 1834 was responsible for establishing London’s East End workhouses but two years after the law began, British industries nose-dived, leading to massive unemployment and a great Depression for the country. Today Britain is proud of their 19th century industrial achievements (Britain led the world into the Industrial Revolution) and proud of the recent renovations in London’s East End, thanks the building of facilities for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:
The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)
The Guild (Book 2)
The Last Quadroon (Book 3)
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